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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2020, March

Published: 28 April 2009

Consumption of hard coal increased by 60 per cent in the first quarter

Approximately 1.7 million tonnes (42,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the January to March period of 2009. The consumption increased by 60 per cent from the respective period of the previous year and was on level with the average for the 2000s. Use of hard coal went up especially in separate production of electricity. The grown consumption was caused by colder weather in the early part of this year than in the year before, which increased the demand for electricity and district heat. Lowered prices of emission rights made the use of coal in condensing power production more profitable than in the year before. The generation of hydro power decreased by 7 per cent from the previous year in the first quarter.

Consumption of Hard Coal, million tonnes

Consumption of Hard Coal, million tonnes

Source: Since 2005 Statistics Finland, 1997-2004 Coal User's Committee/Finergy, Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.4.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. March 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.7.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2009/03/kivih_2009_03_2009-04-28_tie_001_en.html